Het HEM is open from Thursday until Sunday from noon–midnight
Music Bar, Fri–Sat 6 pm–1 am
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Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
Chapter 2WO Public Programme
These events are related to Chapter 2WO only. For complete program of events at Het HEM, visit Calendar.
Shock Forest Group (2019) is an international research team consisting of architects, cartographers, linguists, coders, urban planners, sound makers, biologists, designers and engineers. It is an experiment in open research, where the research categories surface as the research develops. It is also an experiment in alternative education, a classroom without a teacher, where learning emerges as a product of polyphony.
These livelihoods make worlds too – and they show us how to look around rather than aheadAnna Tsing
After the munition manufacturer Eurometaal closed down in 2003, the Hembrug site became an abandoned area. Nature took over and the site’s buildings decayed.
Photographer Gé Dubbelman was the first to discover this site and get access from the security guards. Throughout the years, he has captured the transition from abandoned munition site to rediscovered areafor culture and commere with his camera.
On October 26 you are invited to explore the Hembrug site through the photos and stories of Gé Dubbelman. During the exploration, Dubbelman will take you along all the buildings and places of the Hembrugterrein and share everything he has learned about the unique history of this site.
The investigative nature of Chapter 2WO translates into a series of explorations about the Hembrugterrein, which aim to increase our knowledge of the site and the programme's theoretical framework. The Chapter 2WO explorations are focused on active knowledge and take the form of a participatory walk, an associative narrative or a practical workshop.
This exploration starts at 2pm in the mezzanine Participation is free of charge, but places are limited. Book a free ticket online.